Aldon Smith to Make a $100K in Rehab.
The defense of the San Francisco 49ers is going to be missing an important piece for the next few weeks—linebacker Aldon Smith. The Sack Master is being ‘held out’ while he is off in rehab to deal with his drinking issues.
While he will be missed, Smith will not be missing something—his paycheck.
It’s been reported that the 49ers will continue to pay him his weekly check while he is in rehab (and on the non-football injury list) even though they could have.
For a Smith, whose base salary for the season is $1.65 million that comes out to $98,978/week.
He is in an in-patient rehabilitation facility—likely for at least a few weeks since the team said he needs to make significant improvement before he can come back.
And making a $100K a week--to talk about his feeling and why he feels the need to drink so much.
Aldon Smith officially has become the envy of every alcoholic on Earth.